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2yr old baby, nephrotic syndrome, urine clear, protein in urine. Relapse? Diet?

my son 2 yrs old, nephrotic syndrome , on medication for 3 months, urine clear. stop medication about 2 months, but found the urine have protein this few days, the result show 2+ for 2 days, after that go down to 1+ yesterday but today reading is 3+... can it consider relapse??? how to prevent relapse?? we control on his diet like salt free, oil free, what else i can do to make sure the disease can be heal or not relapse??? is that gluten & diary free diet work to control the disease??
Asked On : Sat, 27 Oct 2012
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Hi. From the description of the symptoms it looks like your child has most likely had a relapse. This will be confirmed if the urine protein is 3+ on 3 days. Childhood nephrotic syndrome is known to relapse and recur frequently. Dietary modifications usually do not work and in fact as the child is growing he needs a nutritious diet. The appropriate thing at this stage would be to consult your pediatric nephrologist who will most likely restart the medications. The good news is that this disease often quitens down as the child grows older. I wish your son good luck.
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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